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Pizza Mac & Cheese

 Pizza Mac & Cheese
What do you get when you combine macaroni and cheese with pizza fixings? This hearty family-pleasing casserole! It's easy and tasty, and my grandchildren really like it.—Nancy Porterfield, Gap Mills, West Virginia
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni

Directions

  • Set the cheese packet from dinner mix aside. In a saucepan, bring
  • water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook for 8-10 minutes or until
  • tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper
  • over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Drain macaroni; stir in contents of cheese packet. Transfer to a
  • greased round 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup
  • mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Top with the beef
  • mixture, pizza sauce, pepperoni and remaining cheeses.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated
  • through. Yield: 6 servings.

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Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.